Brearley Sam

NAME Brearley Samuel
RANK IN GREECE

Corporal

ON DEMOB

Corporal

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

T/180477

PRISONER

5925, Marberg

1441, Spittal –  (Hohenfels ??)

UNIT IN GREECE

RASC

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

6 March – 28 April

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Ordered to surrender at Kalamata,

29th April 1941

POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

Dulag 185, Corinth

Dulag 183, Salonika

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

Stalag XVIIID, Marberg

ArbKdo 296/L Altneudorfl, S Austria

Oflag 111C, Spittal am der Drau

Stalag 383 Hohenfels, Bavaria

NOTES

1   Sam knew the Archivist’s father back home before the war (L/Cpl Norman Scott CMP) and teamed up with him in Dulag 185, Corinth, early May 1941.

2   Shared same cattle-trucks to Stalag XVIIID – my father’s PoW No was 5924.

3   Shared same farm accommodation when my father was in ArbKdo 233/L at Radkersberg, S Austria.

4   Wrote his memoirs as “Sam’s Saga”.

5   Died 3rd August 2012 aged 99.

6   Fellow thespian of Jack Swinnerton at Stalag 383

For more information please email us at greekveterans@gmail.com and we will forward your request to our Archivist Noah Scott